oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@vPBF III. More or less black colour, mediumsized brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma is chocolate, ashes, some liquorice and toffee. Flavour is ashy, roasted malts, some toffee and mild liquorice to it. Pleasant and quite easy to drink.
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
27th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy and semi dry. Softish dark malts, very light roast. A little tangy. Touch of lactose. Trace of orangey fruits. Light semi dry finish. Pretty standard stuff and lacking the usual Maine fairy dust.
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Josh
Black color with brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, lightly cheesy, some cardboard. Smooth mouthfeel, roasted malt flavor, some dark chocolate, light peppery touch and some liquorice; very moderate residual sweetness. Correct bitterness.
Well brewed, harmonious brew.
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Black - offwhite head. Lovely fresh coffee, burned, acid, nice fresh, ok bitterness, hard burned, licorice, chocolate, dark malts, light sweet notes. Lovely.
TBone (12472) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml (WPBF)
Opaque black color, small beige head. Toasted, bready aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Nice roasted flavor, some coffee and chocolate, evident oat smoothness in the flavor. Good lingering toastyness in the aftertaste. Great balance.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light coffee, and some lactose. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, earth, grass, and caramel with a dry finish.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Large tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some roast, grapefruit/earthy, light coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa, some earthy/grapefruit, coffee/roast. Medium body, light acidity, goes down quickly. IMO, this borders on an imperial porter.
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours dark brown with red glints against the sun. Aroma is chocolate. Med body or nearly. Flavor is chocolate, dark malt, and get a little gritty something like coffee. Finishes bitter. Nice!
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Nose is roast, ash, and char. Somewhat chalky, a little bit of cocoa powder, coffee grounds, and a light acidity. Strong roasted malt and ash character to the flavor, too. Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, chalk, and a light bitterness. Minimal sweetness and a definite acidity.
Leighton (10534) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sander’s place in NYC. Pours dark brown with a strong, tan foam head. Deep, dirty coffee on the nose, good roast. Medium sweet flavor, big and dark roasty malts, bittersweet cocoa. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Moderately sweet finish, robust cocoa, light burnt earthy bitterness, coffee. Great beer. Wonderful balance.